Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition
This is a three-round elimination competition in appellate advocacy for second and third year students. The first round occurs in the autumn term. In this round, each student briefs one issue of a two-issue case and argues both sides of that issue in two oral arguments before benches composed of lawyers and judges.
Some number of competitors advance to the spring semifinal round on the basis of brief and oral scores received from the fall benches. The top-scoring four students from the spring semi-final round argue in the final round before a bench of distinguished judges and a large audience. No new brief is required. Finalists may be assigned by the director to either side of either issue. A prize is awarded for the best oral argument in the final round as determined by the judges.
This program is made possible by the generous support of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.
Read coverage of the 2012 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition